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The mastermind behind the now-famous "Kony 2012" video was detained by police in San Diego yesterday for allegedly being drunk in public and masturbating. Jason Russell was taken into custody by San Diego cops. In addition to allegedly masturbating, cops say he vandalized cars. Cops told NBC7 in SD they received several calls around 11:30 AM ... reporting a man in "various stages of undress." Sources tell us ... Russell was dancing around the Intersection of Ingraham and Riviera wearing "speedo-like underwear" ... and eventually removed the underwear and began to make sexual gestures. We're told ... it appeared Russell was under the influence of some kind of substance. Cops told NBC, "Officers detained [Russell] and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment." Russell is the father of two, and says he wants to have 9 more kids.
1:45 PM PST: The CEO of Invisible Children, Ben Keesey, tells TMZ ..."Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition." The statement continues, "He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday." "Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”
Witnesses told the San Diego Police Department they saw 33-year-old Jason Russell walking back and forth in his underwear and talking to himself near Ingraham Street and Riviera Road shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A witness told police a man believed to be Russell's father-in-law approached him, but Russell became agitated, removed his underwear and then proceeded to masturbate. He then began walking into traffic, the witness said. Several bystanders held Russell down until police arrived, 10News learned. 10News' Michael Chen reported police did not arrest Russell but took him into custody for medical reasons.
2:08 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell us ... Russell is being hospitalized on a 5150 psychiatric hold so authorities can assess his mental state. The 5150 hold allows authorities to keep Russell for up to 3 days to determine if he represents a threat to either himself or others.
2:15 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell us ... there are NO plans to charge Russell with a crime for yesterday's incident.
One day in late November, Corine Grant says, a group from the charity Invisible Children stopped by her kiosk at Horton Plaza.
Grant said one of them was drawn to her signature bracelets, and they asked if she wanted to partner with the nonprofit.
Nothing came of the encounter; Grant was busy and never followed through. A week before Christmas, an email landed from Chadwick Gantes, an Invisible Children graphic designer. He wanted one of Grant’s bracelets.
“Just a silver medallion w/ something lovey dovey on it that I would be able to give to my wife,” Gantes wrote to Grant.
Gantes bought a bracelet at the mall later that day and Grant thought nothing more about it.
Until last week.
That’s when a documentary from Invisible Children called “Kony 2012” about a warlord in Africa exploded across social media and Grant began hearing from from friends who thought they recognized her bracelet in the film.
Stamped metal bracelets are not uncommon in hobby jewelry circles. But the “Kony 2012” bracelets being sold by Invisible Children for $10 are strikingly similar to Grant’s, even in the packaging. They are so popular the charity has them on back order.
Grant believes the San Diego-based charity, which raises awareness of strife in Africa, stole her idea.
“I spent five years and lots and lots of money trying to build a brand around these bracelets and develop them,” said Grant, who calls her company Hammered. “To see them in the film like that and on their website, that hurts.”
Originally posted by CosmicConsciousness
There's something completely off about this. I really don't know what to think of this, but something isn't right here. There's something else behind this.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
"We've identified 12 policy makers that could change the game regarding Kony"
And I see war criminal George W. Bush on there?